state plan schemes


Soil Resource Management & Inputs Quality Control

To monitor the soil fertility status effectively by intensive sampling and to build up a reliable database of Soil Resources for interpretation in relation with its production potential. To maintain Soil Health for Sustaining the production potential and generating fertilizer recommendations for individual crops to meet the farmers’ requirement based on the Soil Database thus created. To prevent further deterioration of Soil Productivity, Fertility and Sustainability.

Integrated Programme for Seed Production and Certification

To ensure adequate availability of certified seed to farmers, especially in the case of paddy. Pulses & Groundnut and offering suitable incentives and developing infrastructure for seed processing etc.

Crop Production Technology

Distribution of agricultural inputs such as seeds, micronutrients, PP chemicals, PP equipment, tools and implements, farm machineries etc., needed by the farmers for increasing the production will be made available at subsidized cost.

Promotion of Post-Harvest Technologies

To minimize the post-harvest losses by making available improved threshing floor and storage structures to farming community. The farm machineries required for Post-Harvest operations will be made available for custom hiring to member beneficiaries based on extent and need. Tarpaulins will be provided under subsidy to protect the produce from unexpected precipitation.

Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization

Farm Machinery and Implements are recognized as major power inputs for increasing Production and Productivity and reducing human drudgery. Farm Mechanization, besides reducing delays in field operations, will increase the work output per unit time, improve the quality of work done and also will enable conservation of inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and irrigation water. To achieve this goal farm machineries and improved agricultural implements will be made available to farmers at subsidized cost.

Scheme for Diversification in Agriculture through Horticulture Crops

To bring more area under horticulture by diversification of agricultural crops, by crop rotation, inter-cropping, multi cropping, multi-tier cropping and introduction of non-traditional water consuming crops.

Scheme for Hi-tech Horticulture through Precision Farming and Technological Intervention

The technical evolution in the vegetable production is accompanied by changes in seedling production (through community nursery – pro tray high yielding seedling production under insect proof condition), cultural practices (deep ploughing with chisel plough, drip irrigation, fertigation with water soluble fertilizer, plant protection), post-harvest handling (grading and sorting) and marketing.

Promotion of Organic Farming in Field Crops

To extend both organizational and financial assistance to the farmers who are coming forward to undertake organic farming by totally eliminating the use of inorganic fertilizer, chemical pesticides and other chemical inputs in a phased manner and also to extend special marketing support with premium price for the agricultural produce grown by adopting organic farming.

Agricultural College and Krishi Vigyan Kendras

To support Agricultural Research Education and Training in the U.T. of Puducherry by providing grant-in-aid to PAJANCOA & RI, Karaikal, PKKVK, Puducherry and KVK, Karaikal

Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Agricultural Marketing

To ensure an effective and efficient functioning of the Regulated Market Committees. It aims at streamlining the agricultural marketing so that the producers should get very good remunerative prices and get relief from the middlemen.

Training and Capacity Building to Develop Human Resources

To organize training programmes for the officials and staff of the Department to channelize the Human Resource Potential for increasing the efficiency, achieve higher productivity in all the scheme works, reorient the psychological and mental attitude of the personnel in the execution of duties and for creating a better interface between the official machinery and farming community.

Scheme for Agricultural Workers Welfare Society

Various benefits are extended to the agricultural workers of the U.T. of Puducherry

Introduction and Maintenance of e-governance initiatives

It was felt that Information and Communication Technology is to be blended with the traditional extension activities so as to make it effective, efficient and far reaching. It was felt that the maximum information should be given to the farming community to enable them to arrive at informed decisions. Further it was felt that in the Changing Agricultural Scenario worldwide, it is necessary to build up a market oriented extension network for which ICT is an integral part.

Pilot Project on Establishment of Agriculture Clinics / Self Employment

To extend both organizational and financial assistance to the farmers who are coming forward to undertake organic farming by totally eliminating the use of inorganic fertilizer, chemical pesticides and other chemical inputs in a phased manner and also to extend special marketing support with premium price for the agricultural produce grown by adopting organic farming.

Scheme for Setting up of Relief Fund to Provide Assistance to Farmers

In case of natural calamities such as drought and floods the department is now depend upon the Revenue Department for funds to provide relief measures to the affect farmers. In order to obviate this need and to build a separate fund in the agriculture department itself to provide necessary relief and declamation measures immediately after calamity without any delay. It is proposed to set up a relief fund in order to ensure quicker and timely assistance to farmers affected by natural calamities & capacities of nature.

Additional Central Assistance for Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

Various developmental / infrastructural activities will be undertaken such as construction of godowns, auction yards, purchase of agricultural implements / machineries, training programmes, conduct of crop demonstrations in farmers field, popularization of precision farming in the U.T. of Puducherry and development of allied activities such as dairying, marine fisheries etc.

Crop Production Technology

Distribution of agricultural inputs such as seeds, micronutrients, PP chemicals, PP equipment, tools and implements, farm machineries etc., needed by the farmers for increasing the production will be made available at subsidized cost.

Integrated Scheme for Development, Harvesting, Recharging and Conservation of Ground Water (BNP)

In order to meet the relentless increase in the demand for water for various purposes and to achieve the goal of optimal use and sustainability and to derive the maximum benefits through development, storage, conservation, distribution and reuse, it has become necessary to make water resources development more imperative by implementing a comprehensive integrated scheme with the following objectives:- i. Rainwater harvesting and recharging ground water ii. Water conservation and Management iii. Construction of rain water harvesting structures like mini lakes and ponds in Karaikal region iv. Assessment of ground water potential and monitoring of ground water quality v. Stabilization of irrigation command To regulate the exploitation of ground water in the Union Territory of Puducherry, the “Pondicherry Ground Water Authority” will be created during 2004 under the Pondicherry Ground Water (Control and Regulation), Act 2002.

Hydrology Project Phase-II with World Bank Loan Assistance (EAP)

The Government of Puducherry is implementing a project titled “Hydrology Project Phase-II” with loan assistance of World Bank since the year 2005-06 with an outlay of ₹ 13.18 crores and for a period of 6 years. The main objective of the project is to create water information system comprising exhaustive information on surface water, groundwater and hydrometeorology and water quality for better water resources planning in future. State of the art data center and a Level-II plus laboratory for water quality analysis are to be established under the project. Besides, full climatic stations and network of observation tube wells and current meters across the rivers for measurements of surface water flow are to be established at strategic locations and data to be generated from this observation points are to be computerized in a standardized format. The project is under inception stage and funds for the project are being provided from the Minor Irrigation sector. For the sake of sustainability of the project, funds will have to be provided as grant-in-aid after completion of the project during the year 2011. By implementing all the above programmes, the dependence on ground water will be reduced, resulting in groundwater, recharge and water taken rise facilitating efficient irrigation for sustained agricultural production and generation of higher farm income.